Released on 09 March 2017.

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A Wartime Secret

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A Wartime Secret is the moving short story of a family torn apart by war, from bestselling author Annie Murray.

Some lies are harder to hide . . .

Grace and Ted Chapman married at the beginning of the war, but then Ted was called up to fight . . . Grace was left alone, fearful that her beloved Ted would never return. With the passage of time, Grace began to create a new life and found comfort in the arms of another man. Then along came the birth of a little girl, baby Barbara.

One morning, Grace receives a telegram out of the blue, she learns that Ted is alive and on his way home. News of his return sends Grace into a sick panic and she begs her sister Joan to look after her daughter. When Ted returns back to Birmingham, he is shell-shocked and fragile - all the while Grace is tormented.

Just how far is Grace willing to go, in order to protect her secret?

In the media

This epic saga will have you gripped from start to finish
Birmingham Evening Mail
Annie Murray puts the heart into heart-warming
Mature Times
A tender romance with a warm heart, an authentic sense of time and place and a gritty streak of realism...guaranteed to delight Murray's ever-growing army of fans
Lancashire Evening Post